Chicken farm in Yunlin hit by avian flu, 11,104 birds culled

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/01/29
By: Huang Kuo-fang and Ko Lin

Photo courtesy of Yunlin County Animal and Plant Disease Control Center

Taipei, Jan. 29 (CNA) A total of 11,104 chickens in Yunlin County were culled after the farm on which they were being raised was confirmed to be infected with the highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza virus, the county’s Animal and Plant Disease Control Center said Tuesday.

Cheng An-kuo (鄭安國), an official at the center, said it received a report of abnormal deaths of chickens at the farm in Dongshih Township and immediately collected tissue samples from the animals Jan. 26.

The samples were then analyzed and confirmed to be the H5 strain of avian flu, Cheng said.    [FULL  STORY]

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